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Amazing Grace (arr Miller)

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John Newton

David P. Miller

John Newton, arranged by David P Miller

General Info

Year: 1772 / 2006
Duration: c. 2:36
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Silver Clef Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $55.00


Full Score
Compressed Score
B-flat Sop. Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Baritone TC
Euphonium (BC)
Percussion, including:

  • Timpani
  • Chimes
  • Percussion Battery


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

There are many urban legends told about the origin of the famous hymn Amazing Grace, and about its author, John Newton.

Here are the facts. John Newton was indeed captain of a slave ship, who quit his trade and converted to Christianity.

Legend has it that he wrote this most famous of all hymns during his conversion, during a raging tempest in a leaking ship. The truth is that he wrote the words some decades after his conversion. However, Newton always claimed the author of the melody was “unknown,” and many have speculated he heard the tune from belowdecks on his slave ships.

Regardless of when it was written, Amazing Grace remains the most widely recognized and well-loved hymn in the world.

- Program Note by arranger


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